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Sleepers

by Lorenzo Carcaterra

"Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story."

--The Washington Post Book World

"A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley."...


A 1960s Childhood: From Thunderbirds to Beatlemania

by Paul Feeney

With chapters on home and school life, games and hobbies, music and fashion, alongside a selection of charming illustrations, this compendium lets you take a nostalgic look at what it was like to grow up during...


Black Like Me: The Definitive Griffin Estate Edition

by John Howard Howard Griffin, Studs Terkel & Robert Bonazzi

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.


Pink Triangles and Rainbow Dreams. Essays About Being Gay in the Real World

by John Arthur Maddux

This book is intended for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and non-gay readers. It is divided into three sections: "On Being Gay," "On Being Politically Correct," and "On Being Gay in the Real World."

Section...


There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America

by Alex Kotlowitz

This is the moving and powerful account of two  remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's  Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex  disfigured by crime and neglect.

From the Trade Paperback...


The Whole Lesbian Sex Book: A Passionate Guide for All of Us

by Felice Newman

The Whole Lesbian Sex Book was the first-ever sex guide to offer information and encouragement for all women who desire women — lesbian, bisexual, butch, femme, androgynous, and transgender. First published...


Diversity and Complexity

by Scott E. Page

This book provides an introduction to the role of diversity in complex adaptive systems. A complex system--such as an economy or a tropical ecosystem--consists of interacting adaptive entities that produce dynamic...


The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care

by Nina Bernstein

In 1973 Marcia Lowry, a young civil liberties attorney, filed a controversial class-action suit that would come to be known as Wilder, which challenged New York City’s operation of its foster-care system....


Everything Is Obvious: *Once You Know the Answer

by Duncan J. Watts

Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world? Why did Facebook succeed when other social networking sites failed? Did the surge in Iraq really lead to less violence? How much can CEO’s impact...


The Working Poor: Invisible in America

by David K. Shipler

“Nobody who works hard should be poor in America,” writes Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and...


The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex

by Stephen E. Goldstone

Finally--the book for every gay man's bedside table.

At last! Answers to the questions you're too embarrassed to ask--but always wanted to know!

Why does it hurt down there?  Is it really safe to do that?    What...


Def Jam, Inc.: Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, and the Extraordinary Story of the World's Most Inf

by Stacy Gueraseva & Brett Ratner

In the early ‘80s, the music industry wrote off hip-hop as a passing fad. Few could or would have predicted that the improvised raps and raw beats busting out of New York City’s urban underclass would one...


The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage

by Ellis Cose

From a venerated and bestselling voice on American life comes a contemporary look at the decline of black rage; the demise of white guilt; and the intergenerational shifts in how blacks and whites view, and...


Sociology for Dummies

by Jay Gabler

The first authoritative yet accessible guide to this broad and popular topic

Sociology is the study of human and societal interaction, and because society is constantly changing, sociology will always remain...


Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia

by Samuel R. Delany & Kathy Acker

Interplanetary war, capture and escape, diplomatic intrigues that topple worlds.


The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto!

by Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper & Karolyn Smardz Frost

This richly illustrated book examines Toronto's connection to slavery and to the system of secret routes, safe houses, and "conductors."


Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

by Julia Serano

A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the powerful story of Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and...


Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry

by Annie Oakley

Being a sex worker isn’t something to write home about for most women (and men) in the $12 billion-a-year sex industry.

Prostitutes, strippers, and adult film stars put themselves, and what they do for a living,...


Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System

by Silja Talvi

More and more women—mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, and sisters—are doing hard prison time all across the United States. Many of them are facing the prospect of years, decades, even lifetimes behind...


A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

by Jimmy Carter

The world’s discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter’s call to action.

President Carter...